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Royals turn the tables: Kansas City hangs a seven-spot on Giants in Game 2 of World Series
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Billy Butler hit a tiebreaking single, Salvador Perez and Omar Infante drove in two runs each with big hits in a five-run sixth inning, and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 7-2 Wednesday night to even the World Series at one game apiece. A night after the Gi...
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Giants’ bullpen has rare postseason melt down in Game 2 loss
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Giants manager Bruce Bochy signaled to his bullpen and got no relief. Over and over. While the Kansas City Royals showed off their late-inning heat, San Francisco’s relievers melted down. Given a sixth-inning tie to preserve, Jean Machi allowed Billy Butler’s go-ahead sing...
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Panthers open home schedule
The Burlingame football team is no stranger to the road. The Panthers have been veritable road warriors more often than not over the last several years. Burlingame played its first six games of the season away from the comfy confines on its home field. This on the heels of four regular-season home ...
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Local sports roundup
Boys’ water polo Menlo-Atherton 20, Sequoia 6 The Bears setup a showdown for the Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division championship against Menlo School next week with an easy win over the Cherokees Wednesday. M-A (5-0 PAL Bay) led 7-3 at halftime before exploding for eight goals in the third ...
Stow showing major progess
CAPITOLA — Bryan Stow, the San Francisco Giants fan who suffered a traumatic brain injury in a 2011 beating by two Los Angeles Dodgers fans, is cracking jokes, fist-bumping and hoping to one day discard his walker and run on his own. His remarkable progress was displayed Tuesday during an interv...
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$43K worth of counterfeit World Series merchandise seized
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Bogus World Series tickets worth tens of thousands of dollars, as well as counterfeit panties and other merchandise have been seized, federal authorities said Wednesday. Homeland Security agents nabbed 126 counterfeit tickets before Game 1 between the Royals and the San Franci...
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Investigation shows massive fraud at UNC
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — A scandal involving bogus classes and inflated grades at the University of North Carolina was bigger than previously reported, encompassing about 1,500 athletes who got easy A’s and B’s over a span of nearly two decades, according to an investigation released Wednesday. At...
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Slumping Cal hopes to slow No. 6 Oregon
BERKELEY — With his banged-up and beleaguered secondary still trying to get healthy, California coach Sonny Dykes wouldn’t mind getting a break in the schedule. It won’t happen this week. The Golden Bears host No. 6 Oregon and Heisman Trophy contender Marcus Mariota on Friday in the first-ev...
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Stanford women picked to win Pac-12 hoops title
SAN FRANCISCO — No surprise that Hall of Fame coach Tara VanDerveer’s Stanford team is picked to win a 15th consecutive Pac-12 regular-season women’s basketball championship, though she doesn’t pay much attention to preseason hype. “We want to be a championship team at the end,” she sai...
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No. 9 Georgia to ask for Gurley’s reinstatement
ATHENS, Ga. — Mark Richt said he was optimistic on Wednesday as Georgia was expected to file a request with the NCAA for tailback Todd Gurley’s eligibility to be reinstated. Gurley, the Southeastern Conference’s leading rusher, has been suspended for the last two games while Georgia investiga...
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Goodell told to testify in Rice appeal
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has been told to testify in Ray Rice’s appeal of his indefinite suspension, a person familiar with the case told The Associated Press on Wednesday night. Former U.S. District Judge Barbara S. Jones, the neutral arbiter selected to hear the appeal, informed the parti...
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NBA owners fail to pass lottery reform
NEW YORK — One of the biggest issues on the agenda when the NBA’s owners arrived in New York for the board of governors meetings was thwarting the tanking strategy employed most brazenly by the Philadelphia 76ers. A proposal that would reduce the incentive for teams to lose games on purpose in...
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Ronaldo scores 70th Champions League goal as Real beats Liverpool 3-0
PARIS — Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 70th Champions League goal and Mario Balotelli again failed to deliver as Real Madrid cruised to a 3-0 win at Liverpool on Wednesday to take complete control of Group B with a third straight win. While Tuesday night’s 40-goal bonanza never looked like being ...
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